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  •  except that's a logical & empirical fallacy: (2+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc, Trey Sugarleaf

    The idea that "the speech" creates itself is a logical and empirical fallacy akin to spontaneous generation or the various forms of "free lunch" that are prohibited in physics.  

    Speech obviously and necessarily comes from a speaker.  The wording of the 1st A refers to the right of "the people" to peaceably assemble etc., and it's inconceivable that the Founders could have assumed that speech came from anywhere other than "the people."  

    What we need is a constitutional amendment to the effect that the law must comport with science.  That would be somewhat indirect for this case, more direct for other types of cases, but none the less.  

    "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 11:34:17 AM PST

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